May 08

News just in; MMO-Champion reports that the price of all the factional recipes in 2.4 has increased significantly.
In most cases, it’s not a huge issue; it’s a matter of one or two patterns for most people going from, say, 2g to 15g. Huge jump, yeah, but not a big problem.
Jewelcrafters, on the other hand, get [...]

May 08

MMO-Champion has just reported that one of the Shattered Sun NPCs on the Isle of Quel’Danas (Shaani, the Jewelcrafting Supplies vendor in the Sun’s Reach Harbor) will now sell all the raw epic gems for 15 badges.
Image from MMO-Champion.
Very interesting.
These gems are currently only available in Mount Hyjal (mined from gem nodes after the first [...]

May 08

I’ve made myself something of an expert on Jewelcrafting, ever since I wrote a levelling guide for jewelcrafting during the TBC beta (which is now somewhat error-prone thanks to Blizzard changing recipes and skill levels around; I’ll redo it someday).
There are a number of gem options that are suitable for healadin pallies, but you should [...]

May 08

An update for this post:
The Jewelcrafting Quick Reference Table has been updated to include the various new jewelcrafting patterns being implemented in patch 2.4.
This table includes all jewelcrafting gem cuts excluding BoP gems that are JC-only. It is current as of 5 March 08, Patch 2.4 PTR build.

If you prefer it in PDF form, you [...]

May 08

I’m the main jewelcrafter for my guild, thanks to an obsessive dedication to completionism – I have every non-epic pattern. (Sadly I can’t get the epic ones as they require one to be attuned to and/or raiding in Mt Hyjal, which is a rant for another day.)
People are always asking me “what’s a good gem [...]